The City Commission hired James V. Chisholm as city manager August 2004. As city manager, Mr. Chisholm is responsible for implementing the policy of the City Commission, preparing the city's annual budget and ensuring the city operates in a fiscally-responsible manner. As the city's chief executive officer, Mr. Chisholm is responsible for the day-to-day management of all operations of city government.
Mr. Chisholm, a native Floridian, began his management career in 1974 as the assistant county administrator of Leon County, Florida. From 1982 until 2004, he worked as a county administrator for St. Lucie and Desoto counties and as city manager in St. Cloud, South Padre Island, Texas, and Islamorada Village of Islands, Florida. In 2007, the International City / County Management Association (ICMA) recognized him for his 30 years of service as a professional city manager.